America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
No. 1 Seattle
Even without the omnipresent, homegrown Starbucks shops, this town of brainy locals was a no-brainer to win the coffee championship again, thanks to the sheer numbers of cozy coffee bars, roasters, and drive-through espresso shacks. You’ll find the caffeinated cognoscenti at Joe Bar in Capitol Hill and branches of local chains such as Caffe Ladro, Espresso Vivace (which also has a sidewalk stand), and Caffè Vita, which offers a blend infused with local chocolate Theo.